Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC


Job Locations US-CA-Scotia
Job ID 2023-2837


Humboldt Sawmill Company, LLC is looking for experienced Sawfilers! The hourly rate of pay is $30.65 - $35.65 depending on experience. We offer a generous benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, and 401(k) matching.


The Mendocino Family of Companies (Mendocino Forest Products Company, Mendocino Redwood Company, Humboldt Redwood Company, and Allweather Wood), is a leading manufacturer and distributor of environmentally certified redwood, Douglas-fir, and preservative treated lumber products throughout California and the Western U.S. Our culture is based in environmental stewardship and community support. The company maintains Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C013133) certification for its forestlands, manufacturing, and distribution operations. 


Humboldt Sawmill Company, LLC (HSC) was formed in July 2008 through the reorganization of the former Pacific Lumber Company and related entities. Humboldt Redwood consists of forestry as well as lumber manufacturing and distribution operations.

Humboldt Sawmill Company (HSC) is looking for an experienced Sawfiler to join our team at our Scotia, CA Sawmill. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Inspects and repairs saws and machine centers, changes and sets up chip heads on quad and gang edger in a safe and productive manner.


  • Bench saws, keeping saws level and straight
  • Inspect machine centers in filing room and on production floor and change saw blades as needed
  • Tip, profile and side dress saws as kerf reaches minimum
  • Melt, pour and cut babbit guides as they become worn
  • Sharpen chipper knifes and fitting round saws
  • Change and set up chip heads on quad and gang edger
  • Clean machine centers in filing room and on production floor
  • Change saws in quad, edgers, resaw, trim saw and bucksaw as needed
  • Learn how to bench, tension and level all saws
  • Keep work areas clean


  • Previous saw and knife grinding experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must maintain and carry a valid California driver license and remain eligible and capable of operating company vehicles, including automobiles and trucks, in accordance with company policy guidelines
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals 
  • Apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
  • To perform this position successfully, an individual should have basic computer skills and knowledge of software


Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. 
  • The employee frequently is required to climb or balance
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles 
  • The employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; risk of electrical shock; explosives; and vibration
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud
  • This position requires wearing eye protection, hearing protection, safety shoes, leather or rubber gloves, chemical goggles, sleeve protection, dust mask, chaps and hard hat 


  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Equal Opportunity Employer, Valuing Diversity of our Workforce and Offering a Drug Free Workplace


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